Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Opening Lines: Hidden Empire by Kevin J. Anderson

Some novels have the ability to draw you in from the start. A single line or paragraph can grab your attention in such a way that the novel just demands to be read. Opening Lines is a feature where I'll share some of the best opening lines that hooked me.

Safe in orbit high above the gas giant, Margaret looked through the observation port at continent-sized hurricanes and clouds far below. She wondered how long it would take for the entire planet to catch fire, once the experiment began.

Hidden Empire by Kevin J. Anderson

Having colonized other worlds, humans are certain the galaxy is theirs for the taking. But they soon discover the horrifying price of their arrogance when a scientific experiment awakens the wrath of the previously unknown Hydrogues and begins a war.


  1. I'm a huge fan of Kevin J. Anderson's Saga of the Seven Suns. The entertainment value is off the charts and even though it's a seven book series, I feel like I flew through these.

    1. That's good to know. I've been meaning to read it for ages now and then get distracted by the newest shiny since 7 books are quite a commitment.